Re: Debian distro and packages for a new user
My new user is an advanced windows user.
--- Aryan Ameri <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 18 May 2003 19:03, Timothy Webster wrote:
> > Next week I will be installing linux for a new
> > Which distro of debian should I choose and why?
> > Libranet 2.8 $64.95US
> > Knoppix free
> > Xandros standard $39.95US
> > Xandros delux $99.00US
> > debian unofficial testing free
> knoppix: so so install script
Ya, I know knoppix is not a really installed distro.
But I like their default configuration configuration
of various things like vim, cups, autofs, etc...
Install debian is not what takes the time, it is all
the configuration of required to get everything
working. But since I have access to serval fully
configured machines, I copy these configurations.
> Xandros: not part of free software community,
> securitiy bugs
> new file manager
Personally I am a kde users, it seems faster and
better integrated; but I am open to gnome, better
> libranet: easiest to install, I assume?
What about libranet admin tools?
I definately plan on installing kde 3.1,
smartmontools, BackupPC, Kuickshow, unison, Noatun and
kit. What other software should I install?
konqueor 3.1.1 has a bug that prevents me from loging
into some websites like nytimes.com. So mozilla or
This new user currently has an other windows machine
which needs to be backed up.
I have a personally hacked firewall here. What
firewall package should I use?
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